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Sample motion to vacate default judgment under  Federal Rule of  Civil Procedure 60(b)(1)
Sample motion to vacate default judgment under  Federal Rule of  Civil Procedure 60(b)(1)
Sample motion to vacate default judgment under  Federal Rule of  Civil Procedure 60(b)(1)
Sample motion to vacate default judgment under  Federal Rule of  Civil Procedure 60(b)(1)
Sample motion to vacate default judgment under  Federal Rule of  Civil Procedure 60(b)(1)
Sample motion to vacate default judgment under  Federal Rule of  Civil Procedure 60(b)(1)
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Sample motion to vacate default judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(1)

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This sample motion to vacate a default judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure
Rule 60(b)(1) is used in United States District Court on the grounds of mistake, inadvertance, surprise or excusable neglect. The sample can be used in ANY State that is in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, has a memorandum of points and authorities, brief instructions, a sample declaration, and a proof of service by mail.

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  • 1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Any Party Any Street Any Town, CA 55555 714-555-5555 Defendant, Pro se UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT ________ DISTRICT OF _____________ Any Plaintiff, Plaintiff, vs. Any Defendant, and DOES 1-5 Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO VACATE DEFAULT JUDGMENT; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES; DECLARATION OF_______; EXHIBITS DATE: TIME: PLACE To subscribe to my FREE weekly legal newsletter visit http://freeweeklylegalnewsletter.gr8.com/ and enter your e-mail address. To view many more sample legal documents created by me, visit: http://www.legaldocspro.com/downloads.aspx Be sure to remove this notice and all other notices before using this document. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on ________, at ______M. in Courtroom _____ of the - 1 - NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO VACATE DEFAULT JUDGMENT
  • 2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 above-entitled Court located at ___________________________, Defendant ___ will move this Court for an order vacating the default judgment entered against them on _____ on the grounds that said default judgment was taken against them due to their mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect as more fully set forth in the declaration of ________ and Exhibits attached thereto. This motion is made pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(1) (“Rule 60”) and shall be based upon this Notice, the attached Memorandum of Points and Authorities, the declaration of _________ and Exhibits attached thereto, the complete files and records of this action, and such other and further oral and documentary evidence as may be presented at the hearing on this Motion. Dated_________________________ _______________________________________ ANY DEFENDANT, Pro Se MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES - 2 - NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO VACATE DEFAULT JUDGMENT
  • 3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 I. STATEMENT OF FACTS Plaintiffs filed suit against Defendant on or about ___________ alleging: Add some brief facts regarding the lawsuit such as breach of contract, et. See Plaintiffs complaint on file. Default was entered against Defendant on _______________. A Default Judgment was entered against Defendant on _______________. Put in the dates for each one, you can get the dates from the Court clerk. Defendant alleges that they only heard about the complaint sometime in _______of _________ See the Declaration of _______________________ and Exhibits attached thereto filed and served concurrently and incorporated herein by reference. You need to state the facts that pertain to your particular situation such as paperwork was left with someone at your residence who did not give it to you until much later, etc. You need to show the reasons why you did not file an Answer to the complaint on time such as you mislaid the paperwork, family emergency, etc. You need to state the facts as to exactly when you found out a Judgment or Default had been entered against you. Do not just use the wording from this sample for this paragraph. - 3 - NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO VACATE DEFAULT JUDGMENT
  • 4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Defendant denies all of the allegations of Plaintiff's complaint and contends that they have a meritorious defense to the complaint of Plaintiff in that ______________________________________________________ as more fully shown in the declaration of ________ and Exhibits attached thereto. You need to state the facts that pertain to your particular situation such as you never did business with Plaintiff, you do not owe them money, you did not do whatever they are alleging the complaint, etc. You need to show the reasons why you have a meritorious defense to the complaint. Be specific. II. LEGAL ARGUMENT A. THE COURT HAS THE POWER TO SET ASIDE THE DEFAULT AND DEFAULT JUDGMENT THAT WERE ENTERED AGAINST THE DEFENDANT Rule 60 states in pertinent part that “(b) Grounds for Relief from a Final Judgment, Order, or Proceeding. On motion and just terms, the court may relieve a party or its legal representative from a final judgment, order, or proceeding for the following reasons: (1) mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect.” And Rule 60 also states that “(c) Timing and Effect of the Motion. (1) Timing. A motion under Rule 60(b) must be made within a reasonable time—and for reasons (1), (2), and (3) no more than a year after the entry of the judgment or order or the date of the proceeding.” As the default judgment was only entered against Defendant on ________, this motion is timely filed. And as shown by the declaration of _____________ their failure to file a timely answer to the complaint was due to mistake, inadvertence, surprise or excusable neglect in that - 4 - NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO VACATE DEFAULT JUDGMENT
  • 5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 To purchase the entire sample document shown here visit: http://www.scribd.com/doc/135549442/Sample-Motion-to-Vacate- Default-Judgment-Under-Rule-60-b-1 - 5 - NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO VACATE DEFAULT JUDGMENT
  • 6. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 To purchase the entire sample document shown here visit: http://www.scribd.com/doc/135549442/Sample-Motion-to-Vacate- Default-Judgment-Under-Rule-60-b-1 - 5 - NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO VACATE DEFAULT JUDGMENT

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